Skip to comments.Academics are too scared to stand up for the British Empire over fears they will get 'mobbed' and will put career at risk for backing 'unfashionable causes', scholar says
Posted on 06/21/2020 4:08:18 AM PDT by C19fan
Academics fear they might get mobbed and their career may be at risk if they stand up for the British Empire, an Oxford historian has said. Nigel Biggar, regius professor of moral and pastoral theology at Oxford University's Christ Church college, said most academics knew little about the country's imperial past which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks. The eminent professor, who currently leads a course on 'Ethics and the Empire' which explores both the positive and negative effects of the empire, went on to say that what academics did know was that it was 'not fashionable to stand up for the British Empire'.
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The Left is a violent mob.
This communist insurrection has come on so quickly that it’s a shock to normal people. To us average Joe’s, our moral compass is strong and we will get in our enemies face. When you’re a sophisticated academic you’ve been insolated from the yucky side of life. So when a wild savage Marxist screams in their face,the cave. That’s why if we want to preserve our liberties,It’s up to the average Joe to fight.
“...what have the British done for us?”
A near universal language, universal education, the end of slavery (for the developed world,) standing alone against Nazi Germany for about three years, a whole bunch of science including jet engines, advanced radar, a host of medicines, (give me a few minutes, I’ll think of more)...oh, massive contributions to literature and culture...
I will bet if we put our heads together and got into the nitty-gritty we could fill a book.
What happened to tenure? I though that was supposed to protect academics so they could say the uncomfortable things we need to hear.
Well if they don’t stand up for what they have now, academics are among the first things to go amid the chaos and then what “careers” will they have.
A good lesson from the pandemic that just occurred recently were that schools were among the first to close and stay closed.
Monty Python! (this is my answer, not just an observation).
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